Conservation Medicine: Ecological Health in Practice by A. Alonso AguirreConservation Medicine: Ecological Health in Practice by A. Alonso Aguirre

Conservation Medicine: Ecological Health in Practice

EditorA. Alonso Aguirre, Richard S. Ostfeld, Gary M. Tabor

Hardcover | August 15, 2002

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Conservation medicine is an emerging discipline, focussing on the intersection of ecosystem health, animal health, and human health. Work in the biomedical and veterinary sciences is now being folded into conservation biology; to explore the connections between animal and human health; tracethe environmental sources of pathogens and pollutants; develop an understanding of the ecological causes of changes in human and animal health; and understand the consequences of diseases to populations and ecological communities. Conservation Medicine defines this new discipline. It examinesecological health issues from various standpoints, including the emergence and resurgence of infectious disease agents; the increasing impacts of toxic chemicals and hazardous substances; and the health implications of habitat fragmentation and degradation and loss of biodiversity. It will provide aframework to examine the connections between the health of the planet and the health of all species and challenge practitioners and students in the health sciences and natural sciences to think about new, collaborative ways to address ecological health concerns.
A. Alosno Aguirre is at Wildlife Preservation Trust International. Richard S. Ostfeld is at Institute for Ecosystem Studies.
Title:Conservation Medicine: Ecological Health in PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 6.42 × 9.09 × 1.3 inPublished:August 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195150937

ISBN - 13:9780195150933


Table of Contents

ForewordContributorsPart I: Ecological Health and Change1. James G. Else and Mark A. Pokras: Introduction2. Gary M. Tabor: Defining Conservation Medicine3. Richard S. Ostfeld, Gary K. Meffe and Mary C. Pearl: Conservation Medicine: The Birth of Another Crisis Discipline4. Paul R. Epstein: Biodiversity, Climate Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases5. Peter Daszak and Andrew A. Cunningham: Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Key Role for Conservation Medicine6. Theo Colborn: Effects of Endocrine Disruptors on Human and Wildlife HealthPart II: Monitoring Ecological Health7. A. Alonso Aguirre, Todd M. O'Hara, Terry R. Spraker and David A. Jessup: Monitoring the Health and Conservation of Marine Mammals, Sea Turtles, and Their Ecosystems8. Linda Munson and William B. Karesh: Disease Monitoring for the Conservation of Terrestrial Animals9. Carol House, A. Alonso Aguirre and James A. House: Emergence of Infectious Diseases in Marine Animals10. Mary Poss, Roman Biek and Allen Rodrigo: Viruses as Evolutionary Tools to Monitor Population Dynamics11. Samuel K. Wasser, Kathleen E. Hunt and Christine M. Clarke: Assessing Stress and Population Genetics Through Noninvasive Means12. J. Michael Reed: Animal Behavior as a Tool in Conservation BiologyPart III: Ecological Health and Humans13. Jonathan A. Patz and Nathan D. Wolfe: Global Ecological Change and Human Health14. Eric Chivian and Sara Sullivan: Biodiversity and Human Health15. David H. Molyneux: Vector-Borne Infections and Health Related to Landscape Changes16. Richard S. Ostfeld, Felicia Keesing, Eric M. Schauber and Kenneth A. Schmidt: Ecological Context of Lyme Disease: Biodiversity, Habitat Fragmentation, and Risk of Infection17. Thaddeus K. Graczyk: Zoonotic Infections and Conservation18. JoAnn M. Burkholder: Chronic Effects of Toxic Microalgae on Finfish, Shellfish and Human HealthPart IV: Implementing Conservation Medicine19. Colin M. Gillin, Gary M. Tabor and A. Alonso Aguirre: Ecological Health and Wildlife Disease Management in National Parks20. Michael D. Kock, Gary R. Mullins and Jeremy S. Perkins: Wildlife Health, Ecosystems and Rural Livelihoods in Botswana21. Anthony Allchurch: Zoological Parks in Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation22. Michael Cranfield, Lynne Gaffikin, Jonathan Sleeman and Matthew Rooney: The Mountain Gorilla and Conservation Medicine23. Tamsyn P. Murray, James J. Kay, David Waltner-Toews and Ernesto Raez-Luna: Linking Human and Ecosystem Health on the Amazon Frontier24. Sam R. Telford III: Deer Tick-Transmitted Zoonoses in the Eastern United StatesPart V: Conservation Medicine and Challenges for the Future25. Joshua P. Rosenthal and Trent Preszler: Biodiversity in Biomedical Research26. David J. Rapport, John Howard, Robert Lannigan, Robert McMurtry, Douglas L. Jones, Christopher M. Anjema and John R. Bend: Introducing Ecosystem Health Into Undergraduate Medical Education27. Mary E. Wilson: Ecotourism: Unforseen Effects on Health28. Colin L. Soskolne and Roberto Bertollini: Global Ecological Integrity, Global Change and Public Health29. Jamie K. Reaser, Edward J. Gentz and Edward E. Clark, Jr.: Wildlife Health and Environmental Security: New Challenges and Opportunities

Editorial Reviews

Conservation Medicine brings together an impressive group of experts from diverse specialties (medicine, veterinary science, conservation biology, epidemiology, parasitology, public health, and others) to examine the links among human health, wildlife health, and ecosystem health. [The book]goes a long way toward teaching us to analyze health problems in ecological context If the book gets the attention it deserves, it will inspire researchers, funders, policy makers, and the general public in both developed and developing countries to become involved in finding collaborative solutionsto the conservation crisis. " --Environmental Health Perspectives